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Barbershop quartet comedy continues at Patio Playhouse until March 13



The Fabulous Lipitones, a barbershop quartet, will continue to play at the Patio Playhouse in Escondido until March 13.

The Fabulous Lipitones, a barbershop quartet, will continue to play at the Patio Playhouse in Escondido until March 13.

The Patio Playhouse Community and Youth Theater is presenting “The Fab­ulous Lipitones” from now through March 13.

What happens when a barbershop quartet loses their tenor to a heart- stopping high B-flat right before a na­tional competition? Find out in “The Fabulous Lipitones.” Running at Patio Playhouse through Mar. 13. This up­roarious comedy puts a fusty American musical genre into today’s globalized, sensationalistic world.

In this comedy the three surviving members are scrambling to find a tenor before a national competition. When they hear golden tones being sung over the phone at an autobody shop, the three Lipitones left are sure they have their fourth … but when they meet him in person, he’s not quite what they ex­pected.

Featuring a dynamic foursome in Scott M. Kolod, Andy Softley, Jordan Malbrough, and Bob Gordon as Wally, Howard, Phil, and Bob, this musical by Mark St. Germain & John Markus premiered in 2013 and was acclaimed for its fun and entertaining nature in addition to its handling of “the big­gest social question of not just today, but our entire nation’s history.” (Prov­incetown

Magazine), and the New York Times hailed it as what happens when: “Barbershop goes Bollywood, a song stuffed comedy.” Directed by Grant Gelvin with Musical Direc­tion by Allan Webb & Royce Fergu­son and played in the intimate Patio Playhouse Theater, this show is sure to entertain!

Performances continue through Sunday, March 13, with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. and afternoon performances on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets: All shows will be presented at Patio Playhouse, located at 116 South Kalmia Street, Escondido (between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli). Tickets for this production are available for the cost of $20 for Adults and $18 for Senior, Military, and Students, and $12 for Youth 16 and under. For res­ervations, contact the Patio Playhouse box office at 760-746-6669, email, or via the Web site at www.patioplayhouse.org. Directed by Grant Gelvin. Musi­cal Direction by Allan Webb and Royce Ferguson.

Patio Playhouse is Escondido’s only community theater. Established in 1967, Patio Playhouse is located in the heart of Escondido, and puts on a full season of entertaining, varied performances, including musicals, adult dramas and comedies, and a unique fee-free youth theater model which introduces live the­atre to children through performance/ crew opportunities and school perfor­mances. Patio Playhouse is an indepen­dent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To find out more about Patio Playhouse, visit www.patioplay­house.com or find them on social media.


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